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hoosier1
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NFX (or other) speaker builds
07/21/07 at 23:44:16
 
Hello folks,

I am contemplating a speaker build: the NFX or another open baffle design, I think.  I still have questions as to the performance of the NFX contrasted with another design.  I'm also interested in single-driver speakers, having read that many love the Hornshoppe Horns.  Amp is the CS84SE and preamp is the ZSLA-1 (although I'm considering the new CSP2).

BTW, my brother has a pretty nice wood shop (we've recently finished custom-made trim and cabinets for his new house; pretty nice!) and I think we might be able to swing the NFX design (I'm ready for mistakes!).

Any suggestions or comments.

Thanks in advance.

Jim
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Reply #1 - 07/23/07 at 03:24:10
 
Just noticed that my comments relayed my interest in single-driver design.  I was thinking of open baffle and got confused.  I recognize that the NFX is a single-driver design.

So, from this can I expect several errors in construction?

Jim
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Reply #2 - 08/03/07 at 00:21:52
 
With the woodshop you have access to I think the NFX would be a good design to go for.  I have not heard an open baffle so I cannot compare.  Try both kinds, you cannot have enough speakers.  Experienced woodworkers taking their time to check their work should have no problem with the NFX build.
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Re: NFX (or other) speaker builds
Reply #3 - 08/03/07 at 18:06:33
 
Well,

I have heard the hornshoppe horns,
I have heard several other single driver designs.
I have asked people who have heard the NFX and others to compare.

I have heard akmost all the decware offerings except for the HDT and the NFX personally.

From what I have been told and from the feedback I have gotten, I really want to hear a pair of HDT's before I make a final decision.

The corner horns seem to have the absolute best reviews.

The NFX seems to have a great review too, but very little experience from the people I have asked.

This is a tough question. If you can swing it, buy all the plans and build several different ones and then let us know which one sounds best. The NFX is a tricky build. I might try one in another year or two just so I can see what I think of the sound.

Good luck,
Robert
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Reply #4 - 03/20/09 at 04:09:41
 
I have been looking at the NFX, because I do not want to dedicate the space to a generally wider open baffle.  However, I still do not have a good idea what the NFX can offer.  Since i have not heard the Fostex driver that Decware offers, I suspect that the Fostex based NFX is on the faster side?  Might like EL84s better than EL34s?

Can anyone who owns the NFX offer a description of the sound?  What equipment used?

Thanks.

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Reply #5 - 03/20/09 at 22:12:21
 
Tybee,

You might try PM'ing RFZQuest he built a pair while he was here and had some real good thoughts about them.  He  can probably convey what they sound like better than most.  If you don't get a response from the PM, PM me and I'll give you his e-mail address.

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